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Computer Information Systems, Minor UG

Computer Information Systems is an interdisciplinary program combining business administration and computer science giving a graduate an understanding of how systems work, how to manage them, and how to create them.

What Can I Do with this Minor?

The Philadelphia region is a thriving information technology sector, with a growing number of technology businesses and employment opportunities. Of the top ten largest occupations by job posted by Gray Associates, four of the categories are information technology-related. Computer Information Systems majors are prepared to take advantage of this burgeoning field. General fields our graduates will be qualified for are software application developers, computer user support specialists, computer systems analysts, and network/computer systems administrators. Within these areas, positions include the following:

  • Computer network architect
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer system administrator
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Database administration
  • Information security analyst
  • Software developer
  • Web developer

Program Information

Degree Awarded
  • Minor
Program Type
  • Minor
Program Location
  • Main Campus - Northeast Philadelphia
Required Credit Hours
18

Program Overview

The minor in Computer Information Systems introduces students to the development and creation of systems to provide information. The areas covered are broad, yet central, and thus provide a strong background to cover most information systems. 

Additionally, a Minor in Computer Information Systems is also different from a degree in Computer Science as the focus is upon how to apply computing, rather than just looking at the theoretical aspects of computation. Thus, the degree is less mathematical and theoretical than computer science but still prepares students with the ability to write programs and create systems.

Where Students and Alumni Intern and Work

  • A2DRadio.com LLC
  • American Heritage Credit Union
  • Archbishop Ryan High School
  • Ascensus
  • Atlantic Diagnostic Labs 
  • C-Biz
  • Career Directions
  • Central Jersey Tents
  • Chik-Fila Whitman Square
  • Code Ninjas
  • Comcast Spectacor - Wells Fargo Center
  • CompuData
  • Defense Logistics Agency
  • Department of Licenses & Inspections
  • DLA 
  • eAuditRx
  • Failsafe Advisors
  • FANTASYSTAND
  • Father Judge High School
  • First Heritage Realty Alliance
  • Flyers Skatezone
  • Forrest Elementary
  • Fox Chase Lock & Key Incorporated
  • Franklintowne Charter
  • Fusion Gym
  • Garces Events
  • Gloucester County Institute of Technology
  • HBK CPA's & Consultants
  • Intelligent Networks Inc
  • Interiors by Donna Hoffman
  • Jetzy
  • KD Financial
  • Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support
  • Kreischer Miller
  • Livengrin
  • Morsion Cogen LLC
  • Niehoff Endex North America Inc
  • Northeast Chamber of Commerce
  • Patch Management
  • Philadelphia Gas Works
  • Philadelphia Public League
  • Philadelphia Soul
  • Phoenix Nexus Corporation
  • Rosenberg, Smith, Cooney, & Migliore, PC
  • School District of Philadelphia
  • Sofive Soccer Center
  • Spectrum Sports
  • Spike's Trophies
  • Sponsor United
  • SR Snodgrass
  • St. Clair CPA Solutions
  • St. Huberts
  • Torresdale Library
  • Total Technology Resource
  • Trevose Day School
  • YMCA 
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